Daughter of fallen soldier Christopher Davies guest of honour for Royal British Legion (From St Helens Star)
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Daughter of fallen soldier Christopher Davies guest of honour for Royal British Legion
9:00am Friday 11th October 2013 in News
THE daughter of fallen soldier Christopher Davies was a guest of honour at the opening of a branch of the Royal British Legion.
The 22-year-old Irish Guardsman was shot dead by the Taliban while on patrol in Afghanistan in 2010.
Since then his family have attended a number of memorial events for soldiers who have been killed in conflict.
Christopher’s daughter Lucy presented a posy of flowers to the Lord Lieutenant of Merseyside at the ceremony at Coburg Wharf in Liverpool.
The eight-year-old Queens Park pupil was accompanied by Christopher’s mum Catherine Needle, who proudly wore her son’s medals and Lucy’s aunt Margaret Lea.
Following the ceremony, Lucy was presented with the entire collection of Roald Dahl books by 92 year-old Normandy veteran John Salmon, who is also president of the City of Liverpool Royal British Legion.
St Helens was strongly represented at the event through father and daughter Danielle and Norman Overend, who were the motorcycle outriders who accompanied the Standard along the iconic Liverpool waterfront.
Among the 21 Standards paraded on the day were members of the St Helens branch of the Royal Artillery and 4 Para.
Christopher was the 100th soldier to die in the conflict. He was killed in Helmand by small arms fire.
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